Fresh confrontations have commenced at the Torkham border crossing between Pakistan’s border forces and Taliban troops.
According to a trustworthy source from the local area who requested anonymity, the altercation occurred at 7:00 am on Monday, as reported by Hasht-e Subh.
As per the source, the armed dispute erupted when the Taliban militants advanced toward one of the military outposts belonging to the Pakistani troops.
The source stated that the warring factions employed both light and heavy weaponry against each other.
As of now, there have been no reports about the extent of losses or destruction caused by the altercation. Additionally, the Taliban at the Torkham crossing have not provided any statement or stance on this issue yet.
The skirmish between the Taliban and Pakistani military comes on the heels of the Torkham crossing being sealed off by the Taliban the previous evening, effectively closing the crucial border passage. The motive behind the closure remains unclear, and it is uncertain whether the incident that transpired was in any way related to it.
This incident marks the latest in a series of escalating confrontations between the Taliban and Pakistani forces. Torkham is a vital border crossing between Afghanistan and Pakistan, with a significant volume of trade and transit traffic passing through it. The security situation in the region is a matter of concern, and continued violence could have serious repercussions for the stability of the region.